Identification Of American Prose After 1925

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the Identification Of American Prose After 1925.

This includes works like The Adventures of Augie March (1953) and Herzog (1964), Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970), Seize the Day (1956), and Humboldt's Gift (1975).

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This author’s novels include What I Lived For, Black Water, and Blonde. Who is she?

Carson McCullers Alice Munro Joyce Carol Oates Leslie Marmon Silko Louise Erdrich

Which of the following novels is about the friendship between two deaf-mute men named John Singer and Spiros Antonapoulous?

The Color Purple The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter To Kill a Mockingbird The Bell Jar The Awakening

This author’s renowned 1966 book, In Cold Blood, investigates an unsolved quadruple homicide in Kansas. Who is he?

Hunter S. Thompson Tom Wolfe Philip Roth Thomas Pynchon Truman Capote

This author wrote The Naked and the Dead and The Executioner’s Song. Who is he?

Hunter S. Thompson Philip Roth Truman Capote Theodore Dreiser Norman Mailer

Although best known for the essay collection Notes of a Native Son, this author also wrote an acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel with characters named Sarah, Ruth, Roy, and John. Who is he or she?

Alice Walker Ralph Ellison W.E.B. DuBois Zora Neale Hurston James Baldwin

Oedipa Maas, Pierce Inverarity, and Dr. Hilarius are characters from which of the following works of literature?

The Crying of Lot 49 Finnegans Wake Catch-22 Breakfast of Champions Oryx and Crake

124, Paul D, Baby Suggs, and Denver are characters in which of the following literary works?

Beloved Frankenstein The Left Hand of Darkness The Sirens of Titan Brave New World

This Pulitzer- and Nobel-Prize winning novelist and three-time recipient of the National Book Award wrote such novels as The Adventures of Augie March and Herzog. Who is he?

William S. Burroughs Don DeLillo Denis Johnson Saul Bellow Norman Mailer

Death Comes for the Archbishop and My Ántonia are by which American author?

Louise Erdrich Joy Williams Rachel Carson Willa Cather Alice Walker

Which of the following interconnected short story collections features a nameless recovering drug addict as its central narrator?

Jesus' Son The Things They Carried The Martian Chronicles A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You Winesburg, Ohio
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